NATURAL PERFUME ACADEMY GLOSSARY
The Natural Perfume Glossary compiled by Justine Crane & NPA
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strongly scented materials; specifically refers to rich, balsamic essences, but can be used to refer to nearly any deliciously scented botanical material
Country of origin the Philippines and Indonesia. See: Ylang Ylang
See: Ylang Ylang
Artemisia Annua is native to Yogoslavia. It is the least inexpensive of the Artemsias due to it's high yield. It is used mainly as a perfuming material for soap. It has green basil like odor.
Ref: Steffen Artander; Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin
Sandalwood oil distilled over flowers or distillation of flowers into a receiver containing sandalwood oil
A Balsam is a natural raw material exuded from a tree or plant; the balsam may be either a physiological or a pathological product of the plant. (Stefan Arctander)
refers to sweet, warm, woody, rich notes such as tolu balsam and benzoin
notes within a perfume composition which are more tenacious and long-lasting; the last notes detected in the dry down of a perfume composition
It is the term used to designate the rests of bad wax, cells, polen, propolis, pieces of bees that remain from taking the wax of a bee hive, macerated in alcohol. Macerations from 8 months old on are considered to be good fixative.